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Chitra Aiyar    

Executive Director, Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Chitra Aiyar is a consultant with Fiscal Management Associates, leading their PPP Forgiveness Racial Equity Initiative. She recently stepped down as Executive Director of Sadie Nash Leadership Project a feminist social justice youth leadership program for young women and gender-expansive youth of color in NYC and Newark, NJ. While there, she initiated a Feminist Workplace Project to ensure that workplace policies for the largely women of color staff were in alignment with the feminist principles being taught in the classroom and also supported the Board in developing a statement of feminist principles reflecting a commitment to centering women of color and naming and leveraging individual privilege. Prior to joining Sadie Nash, she was Senior Staff Attorney at African Services Committee and the Workers' Rights Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice/NY Jobs for Justice. Before becoming an attorney, Chitra worked in in international development at Grameen Foundation USA, supporting microcredit programs in East Africa and India and was a Fulbright Scholar in Bangladesh researching access to education for poor rural girls at BRAC, the world's largest and most successful non-formal primary education program.

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